Sunday, December 13, 2015

Post San Bernardino


It seems that every time there is a highly publicized massacre, such as last week's Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, there are two inevitable results:

  1. The president, New York Times, leftist (mostly)Democrats, et al, talk about banning guns.
  2. As CBS News reports, the people go out and buy guns.*

Now, which of these makes more sense? Do you take advice from someone who lives behind a fence, with armed protection 24/7?
Do you take advice from newspapers who have had a historical bias against the natural right of self-protection? Do you take advice from politicians, who, if they had their way, would join with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) of California, who publicly stated, "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them in. I would've done it  (30 second video) - -



Or, do you prepare yourself for the time you may need to defend yourself and/or others?

What about it? Have you changed anything since that massacre? If you live in a free state, will you go to the trouble to get a permit (where needed), and carry your defensive firearm? Will you learn to use it effectively?

If you live in one of the rights-denier states, will you take whatever measures you can to defend your home.

If you live in California, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts, or another state which is practically a gun free zone, will you learn to do what you can to mitigate harm if you are caught where an attack occurs? Does your family have as simple a plan as identifying the exits at a restaurant, just in case?

We are now at war. This is not a conventional "nation against nation" war over there. This war is now over here, and has been declared by "radical Islamists".

Back to San Bernardino - The police arrived in record time, about four minutes. Yet, the carnage had already occurred. Only an armed individual on the scene could have mitigated the carnage much sooner, denying the evil ones a high body count. The average count is 14.3 when the police are the first good guys on the scene with a gun, and 2.3 when an armed citizen is already on the scene. For a complete analysis, check out We stopped mass murder at Slow Facts by Rob Morse.

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*Note that in the report, it only takes CBS anchor Scott Pelley 27 seconds to invoke the term gun violence. As I have noted HERE and HERE.the media, through careful choice of terminology, attempts to blame the gun (and often legitimate gun owners), rather than the perpetrator of the violence. They use terms like gun violence and gunman to help frame the narrative. One doesn't hear them say knifeman, and  to my knowledge gunwoman hasn't been used yet.

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